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Dozens of people, all with pale peach skin, cluster tightly beyond a person kneeling at the center of this horizontal painting. The composition is filled from edge to edge with colorful patterns in the clothing, a wall-covering in the background, an area rug, and the tile floor, creating a collage-like effect. The men wear floor-length robes or tunics and stockings, and most wear hats or turbans. The women wear long, high-waisted dresses and tall, cone-shaped hats with veils or fabric draped from the peaks. Their garments are patterned in tones of burgundy, rust, and crimson red, forest and spring green, marigold orange, lemon and golden yellow, rose pink, and azure blue. The person kneeling at the center has chin-length blond hair, and wears a black, long-sleeved tunic, pointed black shoes, and gray stockings. That person faces our left in profile and raises a straight right arm to shoulder height, palm down and fingers extended, toward a standing man wearing a royal-blue robe to our left. Pale yellow, mauve-pink, and white flowers are strewn on the tiled floor in front of the crowd.

Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel, Her Appeal to the Dauphin (Joan of Arc series: II), 1906, oil and gold leaf on canvas, Corcoran Collection (William A. Clark Collection), 2015.19.35

Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel’s Her Appeal to the Dauphin

Drawing workshop

Sketchbook Club

  • Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Fun for Kids
  • Virtual
  • Registration Required

Sketchbook Club is recommended for families with children of all ages. Registration is required. 

Join us as we sketch inspired by Louis Maurice Boutet de Monvel’s Her Appeal to the Dauphin (Joan of Arc series: II).

This is one club where you don’t need a membership to join! National Gallery of Art teaching artists lead free, 30-minute sketches inspired by works of art from the National Gallery’s collection. Add new drawings to your sketchbook or just doodle along with us as we explore a different prompt each session.


All you need are a pencil and paper. We encourage you to bring colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints as well, but these are optional.


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